Comparison of a monoclonal antigen stool test (Hp StAR) with the 13 C-urea breath test in monitoring Helicobacter pylori eradication therapy

Francesco Perri, Michele Quitadamo, Rosalba Ricciardi, Ada Piepoli, Rosa Cotugno, Annamaria Gentile, Alberto Pilotto, Angelo Andriulli

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Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the agreement between a mAb-based stool test (HP StAR) and the urea breath test (UBT) in monitoring (H pylori) infection after eradication therapy. Methods: Patients with discordant results on UBT and Hp StAR underwent endoscopy with biopsies for rapid urease test, culture, and histology to confirm H pylori status. Results: Among 250 patients (50±14 years), 240 (96.0%) had concordant UBT and Hp StAR tests with a significant correlation between DOB and A values (R = 0.87; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5878-5881
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume11
Issue number37
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2005

Keywords

  • Diagnosis
  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Stool antigen test
  • Urea breath test

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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